Sydsverige; Skåne län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Trelleborg, Perstorp
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16.21 - Manufacture of veneer sheets and wood-based panels
New offshoring locations

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 January 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Pergo (Europe), manufacturer of laminate and vinyl flooring, is to let go of 150 workers in Trelleborg and Perstorp due to the offshoring of the production to Belgium.

In mid-January 2013, American laminate flooring manufacturer Unilin became sole owner of Pergo and soon announced that the production at the sites in Trelleborg and Perstorp will be offshored to Belgium. However, a Nordic head office with a service and distribution centre will be set up in Trelleborg.

A very limited number of laid off workers will be offered to transfer to Belgium. Negotiations with the unions will be initiated shortly.

Pergo (Europe) is a subsidiary of the Swiss company Pergo, recently acquired by American Unilin. Unilin in turn is a subsidiary of American Mohawk Industries with 26,000 employees and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flooring.


  • 21 January 2013: Sydsvenskan


Eurofound (2013), Pergo, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Sweden, factsheet number 74849, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74849.